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Forty-eight Endopore dental implants were placed in the posterior mandibles of 24 partially edentulous patients. Seventeen of these implants replaced premolar teeth, while 31 replaced molars. Only 7-mm and 9-mm implants were used, and the majority of prosthetic restorations (83%) were single crowns. After a mean functional time of 32.6 months (range, 8.2 to(More)
This article describes the use of short, porous-surfaced root-form dental implants and an indirect, simultaneous, osteotome-mediated sinus elevation procedure to restore the posterior maxilla when as little as 3 mm of bone remain below the sinus floor. Results with 16 patients who are part of an ongoing prospective clinical trial using the Endopore implant(More)
This is the first report of a group of 50 partially edentulous patients who received a total of 151 Endopore dental implants in the maxilla. A mean implant length of 8.7 mm was used, and 76.8% of implants were placed in the posterior maxilla. At re-entry, all implants appeared to be osseointegrated and were used to support fixed prostheses. Approximately(More)
INTRODUCTION Bone response to orthodontic loading was compared histomorphometrically around 2 different types of osseointegrated implants (porous surfaced and machined threaded) to determine their suitability for orthodontic anchorage. METHODS Five beagles each received 3 implants of each design in contralateral mandibular locations. After a 6-week(More)
It has previously been reported that porous-coated root form endosseous dental implants, became well integrated when used in the traditional 2-stage surgical approach. In this study, the placement of the implant in a 1-stage (non-submerged) technique was to be explored. Implants were placed in the mandibles of dogs, and 2 designs were used differing only in(More)
The object of this report was to provide further data supporting the use of short (primarily 7-mm-long) dental implants with a sintered, porous-surface geometry to treat the posterior maxilla using the indirect, osteotome-mediated, localized sinus elevation procedure. Records were available for 104 Endopore implants (Innova) in 70 patients, for whom the(More)
INTRODUCTION Bone response to orthodontic loading was compared around 2 different types of osseointegrated implants (porous surfaced and machined threaded) to determine the effect of implant surface geometry on regional bone remodeling. METHODS Five beagles each received 3 implants of each design in contralateral mandibular extraction sites. After a(More)
PURPOSE A 3-dimensional finite element model was developed to investigate the cause of different crestal bone loss patterns observed around sintered porous-surfaced and machined (turned) threaded dental implants used for orthodontic anchorage in a previously reported animal study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-noded structural solid elements with parabolic(More)
PURPOSE Coating endosseous dental implants with growth factors such as bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) may be one way to accelerate and/or enhance the quality of osseointegration. The purpose of this study was to investigate in the murine muscle pouch model whether sintered porous-surfaced titanium alloy implants coated with BMPs would lead to(More)